Author Archives: Tony Peters

2020 Castle Rock Porongarup Chardonnay

And summer is here!  Yes, it usually means warmer days and evenings but, more importantly, an increase in the consumption of white wines.  Now, I know the term ‘white wines’ is all encompassing but when it comes to a versatile, … Continue reading

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Salena Estate ‘Twisted Sticks’ Organic Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz

What a great name to put front and centre on a wine bottle!  Twisted Sticks.  I love it!  Seriously, the name got me in straight away and, when you think about it, that’s what a label and name are supposed … Continue reading

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2019 Pig in the House Organic Shiraz

What a ripper wine!  Gee I enjoyed this.  I’ll tell you what, if you served this up to friends who enjoy a good red and didn’t tell them the price, I reckon the majority would pick it being more expensive … Continue reading

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Rare Ozzies. A Hundred Rare Australian Wine Varieties. Author: Darby Higgs (Vinodiversity)

I used to read a lot. I still read quite a bit but not as much as I used to or should. I’ve read pretty thick books that involved plenty of pages, almost into the four digits. From what I … Continue reading

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Hastwell & Lightfoot ‘Fat and Skinny’ Pinot Grigio & Rosé

How good is it that summer is only a 27 days away. I don’t know about you but I tend to start scanning bottle shop shelves, checking out Instagram and looking at wine websites for summer wines that people are … Continue reading

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2020 Selena Estate ‘You, Me and Pinot Gri…gio’

If you’re like me, and you just have to visit a bottle shop for one reason or another, you have to have a bit of scour of the shelves and see what’s there. I call it research. Someone very close … Continue reading

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2017 Black Wines Mudgee Riesling

There are over 2,300 wine producers in Australia (according to 2019-20 data). Now, as much as I would like to, I doubt I will ever get to try a wine from every single one of them, and one of the … Continue reading

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2019 Yelland & Papps Second Take Vermentino

I like the word ‘Vermentino’.  When I say it, I feel I don’t have to put any emphasis on any of the characters.  They seem to speak for themselves.  When the word adorns a bottle of wine, I have a … Continue reading

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2019 Yelland & Papps Second Take Grenache

It’s easy to get carried away with a quality wine that captures your senses when you open it, pour it, take in the aromas and, of course, taste it.  Not that there is anything wrong with that.  I consider myself … Continue reading

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2016 Gartelmann Wines Diedrich Shiraz

Many years ago now my wife and I designed and built our first ‘together’ home.  By built, I mean we hired sub-contractor tradies to build it for us.  Anyway, we knew exactly what it was going to look like when … Continue reading

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